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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, for iPad

By LucasArts

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The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition comes to iPad! Now with direct control and voice over for both the Special Edition and Classic modes!

Pirates! Adventure! Monkeys! Relive the hilarious swashbuckling misadventures of the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood as he attempts to become the most infamous pirate in the Caribbean!

o High-definition graphics: All new re-imagined contemporary art style, hand-drawn and presented in high definition.

o Voice over: Complete voice over using original Monkey Island franchise cast members brings the story and characters to life like never before, now available for both the Special Edition and Classic modes.

o Renewed music score: Re-mastered and re-recorded musical score using live instruments.

o Special Edition and Classic modes: Scene-for-scene hot swap lets you seamlessly transition between Special Edition and Classic modes at anytime during gameplay.

o Hint system: In-game puzzle hint system keeps the puzzles fresh and fun.

o Direct control: Choose how you play -- use the classic point-and-click interface or the all new intuitive direct character control for a more interactive gameplay experience.

What's New in Version 1.1

Stability improvements and other bug fixes for Smirk’s House Exterior, the Troll Bridge and Circus Interior.

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Customer Reviews

just OK

I appreciate what the developers of this game did to bring it back. It was a huge favorite of our family "back in the day" on a MacPlus, if I remember correctly. I am impressed with the artwork that has gone into it - especially in the close-up scenes (worthy of Disney). The typical view and animation is pretty mediocre (horrific, repetitive motion, and redundant dialog), but still workable. The birds' eye views are pretty bad (reminiscent of the original pixelated illustrations/animations and much too slow). The hotspots are often sketchy, and even if you do all the right things (click this, choose that, close the window, click that, hit the right place) it doesn't always respond in a timely manner. The LeChuck pit is short of impossible to figure out where Threepwood is to guarantee that he's in the right place to do what you know he has to do. So, overall, it's OK. There's a lot of talent evident in this re-creation, but nowhere near where it should be in this day and age... I purchased the "full" version. I recommend downloading anything less than that $5.99 price to make sure it's something you really want.

I would love to see Loom brought back. That was a fantastic game!

I love my iPad :-)

More fun than a barrel of three headed monkeys

In it's day the monkey island series was one of the greatest adventure games of all time. It was not only funny, but it's unique logic forced you to use real problem solving skills instead of just basic logic. It was the symbol of a great era.

After several years of ports and running this gem on dos emulators it's nice to see it on iPad.

So far the game runs great, the touch screen interacts flawlessly for me. The slight graphical update is nice too, it smooths things out while keeping the look of the classic game. The addition of voice acting is also a nice touch, Guybrush's original voice actor from curse is back and it was an excellent choice. All and all an excellent treatment for an excellent game.

If you loved this game in any of it's past iterations, or you have stumbled across it in the app store you can not go wrong with a purchase.

Fantastic game

While I was into Sierra games (Kings Quest, Police Quest, Space Quest, etc.) I had never played many LucasArts games. This was fantastic and the iPad was a great platform for it. A walkthrough is helpful as sometimes it is difficult to know what to do next but that in no way detracts from the fun of the game.

Solid performance -- no crashes or noticeable bugs at all -- and great graphics. The animations are stiff but seeing is that this is a cleaned-up version of the original game (which you can also play, although the graphics are so poor, I wouldn't bother. It's a funny reminder of how far games have come.) it's hardly a problem.

Absolutely fantastic. I'm moving on to the sequel (especially since I paid $4.99 for this one and both are now only $0.99).

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, for iPad
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Nov 24, 2010
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 195 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Seller: Lucasfilm International Services Inc.
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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